Cookies & Candy

Pumpkin Cookies with Penuche Frosting

Summary

Yield
78 Cookies
SourceJanet Shaw (2002)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time12 minutes
Total time42 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
butter or margarine (plus 3 T. for frosting)
1 c
light brown sugar (divided)
1⁄2 c
granulated sugar
1 c
pumpkin
1
egg
1 t
vanilla
2 c
flour
1 t
soda
1 t
cinnamon
1⁄2 t
salt
1 c
nuts, chopped
3 T
butter
1⁄4 c
milk
 
powdered sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar together. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla. Mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients; blend well. Add nuts. Drop by teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool. Frost with Penuche Frosting (instructions follow). Yield: 6 1/2 dozen cookies. 

Penuche Frosting: Combine 2 tablespoons butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir 1 minute, or until slightly thickened. Cool slightly and add milk and beat until smooth. Add enough powdered sugar for spreading consistency; 2 cups. 

Melting Moments

Summary

Yield
40 Cookies
SourceAnn Marie D'Andrea (1987)
Prep time1 hour, 30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time2 hours

Ingredients

1 1⁄4 c
all-purpose flour
2 T
cornstarch
3⁄4 c
confectioners' sugar
1 c
butter or margarine, softened
1 1⁄3 c
Baker's coconut
20
maraschino cherries

Instructions

Combine flour, cornstarch and sugar in a large bowl. Blend in butter until a soft dough is formed. Cover and chill dough approximately 1 hour. Cut maraschino cherries in half. Preheat oven to 300°. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Roll in coconut. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Lightly press 1 cherry half into each cookie. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets about 1 minute, then remove to wire racks to finish cooling. Store in airtight container. Yield: 40 cookies. 

Notes

Variation: Instead of coconut, roll 3/4-inch balls in chopped pecans and continue with recipe. 

Milk Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Summary

Yield
50 Pretzels
SourceDiane Bare (1988)
Prep time45 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
milk chocolate chips (11 1/2 oz.)
1⁄4 c
vegetable shortening
50
twisted pretzels (3 inch sized)

Instructions

Combine chocolate chips and shortening in double boiler over hot (not boiling) water. Stir until chips melt and mixture is smooth. Remove pan from heat but keep chocolate over hot water. Dip pretzels into mixture and coat evenly. Shake off excess coating. Place pretzels on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill until coating sets, about 15 minutes. Gently loosen from paper and store in refrigerator until ready to use. Makes 50. 

Chocolate-Covered Bourbon Balls

Summary

Yield
30 Servings
SourcePat Landis (1997)
Prep time25 hours
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time25 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
ground pecans
6 T
bourbon
1⁄4 lb
butter, softened
1 lb
powdered sugar
1
Hershey candy bar (8 oz.)
1 pk
chocolate chips (6 oz.)
1⁄4
stick paraffin

Instructions

Mix pecans and bourbon together and let stand overnight.

Then blend butter and powdered sugar together and mix with pecans. Refrigerate mixture for 1 hour to make it stiff enough to work with. After chilling, form dough into small balls and stick a toothpick into each one. Return to refrigerator to set.

In a double boiler, melt the Hershey candy bar, chocolate chips, and paraffin. Dip balls in chocolate, remove toothpicks and cover small hole with chocolate. These will keep for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator. 

Wadsworth High School Sugar Cookies

Summary

Yield
100 Small Cookies
SourceKaren Joswick (2002)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time14 minutes
Total time34 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
butter or margarine (I use 1 c. butter and 1 c. butter-flavor Crisco)
3 c
sugar
3
eggs (beaten)
6 T
milk
1 T
vanilla
6 c
flour (you may need slightly more)
1⁄2 t
baking powder
1⁄2 t
baking soda
1 t
salt
 
sugar (for coating)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter (or margarine or butter/Crisco) with sugar in bowl with electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs slowly; add milk and vanilla. Put all dry ingredients in a separate bowl and lightly blend. Gradually add to the butter/ egg mixture. If the mixture is very wet, gradually add more flour until the consistency is dry enough to handle. Use an ice cream or small cookie scoop to make balls out of dough and drop into a bowl of sugar to coat evenly. Place on parchment- lined cookie sheets. Bake 6 to 8 minutes for small balls, 12 to 14 for large ice cream scoop balls. Cool on rack. 

Notes

Makes about 100 little cookies or about 45 large ones. 

My Sister's Quick Chocolate Cookies

Summary

Yield
36 Cookies
SourceRuth Browning (1978)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time5 minutes
Total time15 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
granulated sugar
1⁄4 c
cocoa
1⁄4 lb
oleo
1⁄2 c
milk
1⁄2 c
peanut butter
3 c
quick-cooking oats
1 t
vanilla

Instructions

Mix together sugar, cocoa, oleo and milk. Bring to a boil, then add peanut butter, oats and vanilla. Drop by teaspoons on wax paper. 

Danish Delights

Summary

Yield
24 Cookies
SourceMrs. Rehder (1971)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
butter
1⁄3 c
sugar
1⁄2 t
vanilla
1
egg yolk (put white in separate bowl)
1 c
flour
1
egg white
1 c
chopped nuts
 
Maraschino cherries, halved

Instructions

Mix first five ingredients. Make into 24 small balls. Beat egg white. Dip each ball in egg white and then in chopped nuts. Bake 5 minutes at 375°. Take out, press in cherry. Bake 10 minutes more. Yields 2 dozen.  

Notes

Ummm good!

Chocolate Chip Brownies

Summary

Yield
12 Brownies
SourceSharon Hammond (1998)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

2⁄3 c
butter or margarine
3⁄4 c
baking cocoa
1⁄4 c
vegetable oil
2 c
sugar
4
eggs
2 t
vanilla
1 1⁄2 c
flour
1 t
baking powder
1 t
salt
2⁄3 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1⁄2 c
milk chocolate chips
1 c
chopped pecans (opt.)
 
confectioners' sugar (if desired)

Instructions

Melt butter in a large pan. Whisk in cocoa and oil until smooth. Cook and stir over low heat until cocoa is blended. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to cocoa mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Spread into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired. Makes 2 dozen brownies. 

No-Bake Fudge Cookies

Summary

Yield
24 Cookies
SourceMarion Shepherd (1972)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time40 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2
butter stick
2 c
sugar
4 T
cocoa
1⁄2 c
milk
3 c
uncooked oats
1⁄2 c
peanut butter
1 t
vanilla

Instructions

Bring butter, sugar, cocoa and milk to a full rolling boil. Remove from heat. Add oats, peanut butter and vanilla. Blend well; drop by spoon on wax paper. Yields 24 large cookies. 

Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookies

Summary

Yield
50 Cookies
SourceAmy Williams (1990)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time12 minutes
Total time32 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c
flour
1⁄2 t
baking soda
1 t
cinnamon
1⁄2 t
salt
1
egg
1 3⁄4 c
oatmeal
1⁄2 c
walnuts or pecans, chopped
1 1⁄2 c
raisins
1 c
sugar
1⁄2 c
shortening, melted
1⁄2 c
butter, melted
1 T
molasses
1⁄4 c
milk

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix dry ingredients (flour, soda, cinnamon and salt) in a large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Arrange by teaspoonful on buttered cookie sheet. Bake until edges are brown, about 12 minutes. Makes 50 cookies. 

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